A bricklayer whose brother happened to be a gifted and famous violinist once found himself in a conversation with the head of the construction company for which he worked.
“It must be great to have such a renowned man for a brother,” the executive said. And then, anxious not to offend his worker’s pride, he added, “Of course, we must accept the fact that talent isn’t evenly distributed—even in the same family.”
“That’s the truth,” replied the bricklayer. “Why, my brother doesn’t know the first thing about bricklaying. It’s a good thing he can afford to pay others to build his house for him.”
Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for
the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)
Envy and jealousy are a waste of time, Father. Help me
develop my personal talents, and encourage others to